NUTLEY FAMILY SERVICE BUREAU - 2020 Summer E-Newsletter
Nutley Family Service Bureau
2020 SUMMER E-NEWSLETTER
Summer E-Newsletter
RESPONSIVENESS TO COMMUNITY

Since 1913, Nutley Family Service Bureau’s history has been characterized by responsiveness to community needs. In the twenty-first century, NFSB carries on that tradition. Since the new year, our township has been coping with charged situations which require varied supportive responses on the part of township stakeholders. NFSB recognizes our role in that effort, and has provided diverse support.
DRIVE BY GOODBYE
Well-wishers honked and waved good-bye to Eileen Painter, Executive Director of NFSB.
Drive By Goodbye To Eileen
Eileen is moving on to work in her original professional field of health care. She will be missed immeasurably.

NFSB, the township, countless food pantry participants, counseling clients, community partners, Board Of Trustee members (past & present), staff and volunteers sincerely thank Eileen for the tremendous organizational stewardship she has provided over the past four years.

Her can-do spirit, record of accomplishments, and abundance of good-will is the everlasting legacy of her time at NFSB.

NFSB FOOD PANTRY
Patrons have fresh food options!
Pantry Fresh Food
Produce from local growers, like the Giving Garden at Holy Family Church and Community Garden, a township growers' group, supplement items received from the Community Food Bank of NJ, to provide our Pantry patrons with fresh food options.

This summer our Pantry is being impacted by factors associated with COVID, from resource reductions for proteins such as eggs and meats to increases in household participations.

NFSB is immensely grateful for all the community support during this crisis, and ask that Neighbors Helping Neighbors continue.

SAFETY AT THE SHOP
After several months of closure due to the COVID crisis, NFSB is pleased to announce The Shop has re-opened its doors.
The Shop Re-Opening
Enjoy a safe shopping experience at The Shop, where we have reorganized our space to allow movement throughout while adhering to social distancing directives.

We are limiting the number of shoppers (adults only) permitted at any given time; masks are required for all; hand sanitizing stations are available; and we are checking shoppers' temperatures at the door.

Please note modified hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 am until 7 pm. The Shop is dedicated to bringing our patrons a wide range of high-quality re-sale merchandise for the most budget-friendly prices possible.

DOS AND DON'TS OF DONATING TO THE SHOP
NFSB is tremendously grateful for community support.
Dos and Donts Donations
The Shop is dependent not only on donated items, but on the time and energy of volunteers that process the items for sale.

Due to COVID restrictions on space and volunteer efforts, The Shop is requesting that the community be mindful of constraints to:
1). Limit the quantity of donations at a given time
2). Consider the quality of the donations.

We are accepting only gently used items in order to maintain high quality of merchandise offerings. We ask that donations are to be placed in the shed at the rear of 169 Chestnut Street as they are not accepted via the front door.

WELCOME NEW CLINICIANS
Expanding Clinical Staff at The (Psychotherapy) Center.
NFSB is dedicated to providing counseling services while navigating COVID-19 challenges. Tele-health sessions allow continuity of services for new and continuing clients. Two new therapists have joined the staff:
New Clinicians 2020
Isalia Crespo, LCSW, is a bilingual (English/Spanish), bicultural psychotherapist providing services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She is dedicated to addressing challenges specific to immigration and the respective impact on the family system. Isalia is focused on empowering individuals to find their inner strengths by improving coping abilities, while addressing a variety of life stressors.

Regina E. Fitch, LCSW is proficient in modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. Regina served as an Adolescent Specialist where she supported teens living with ADHD, social issues, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, Regina has worked closely with survivors of violence, as well as with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, and grief.

A NIGHT AT THE RACES EVENT CANCELLED INDEFINITELY
ANATR Cancelled
Due to the uncertainty of COVID risk, and with an abundance of caution, NFSB regrets to announce that our popular fundraiser, A Night At The Races, rescheduled for 10/24/20 is cancelled indefinitely.

For those who have already purchased tickets and/or sponsorships, a full refund may be provided or you may consider converting to a donation to NFSB's COVID response. Please email karen@kjwco.com to specify your option. Your funds will be either credited to the credit card used or original form of payment, OR will be transferred as a donation to support NFSB.

NFSB is responsive to community needs in this unprecedented time of crisis. We are dedicated to providing services and creating workable solutions that allow continuity of operations while considering the health and safety of patrons, staff, and volunteers.
NUTLEY FAMILY SERVICE BUREAU
155 Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ 07110